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and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
.s. should be going up and so there should be an uptick in that sector. >> big negative persist. stagnant home values and on ease already on result debt ceiling debate. >> a lot businesses are locked into capital investments. that in fact will also affect the decisions to hire people long-term. >> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders to work on a deal. he called a similar meeting on thursday constructive. >> the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues be quite republicans oppose tax hikes. the stomach is not good for the economy. >> great uncertainty for small businesses. >> weekly jobless claims fell and the private payroll firm adp believes 157,000 jobs were added last month, mostly the unemployment rate will remain at 91%. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news -- will remain at 9.1%. it will take significant sustained growth with the comic adding at least 200,000 jobs every month to put a dent in the unemployment rate. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the final countdown is under way. weather permitting, atlantis will blast off for the final flight of the space shut
a northeast baltimore home and then set it on fire. our big story at noon -- police responded to the home on nicholas avenue after receiving a call for shots fired. but the left and no one answered. a short time later, the house was in flames. firefighters discovered three victims inside. jennifer has the latest on the investigation. >> arson teams and homicide detectives are investigating after firefighters battled the fire on tuesday morning. when they gained entry, they found three victims that had been shot in the head. a 58-year-old man, his 38-year- old daughter and her 27-year- old boyfriend. >> we have pieces of physical evidence at the scene. we're talking to a never -- to a neighbor. the good news is that everyone is overwhelmingly cooperative. >> the two male victims were found dead on the first floor. the female was clinging to life on an upper floor, but died later at an area hospital. one neighbor says he heard shots overnight. >> athletes between five shots to seven shots. -- at least between five shots to seven shots. >> they look for any evidence of discharging gun shots
's big three credit rating agencies, warned it might have to lower the country's top notch credit rating if lawmakers don't come it an agreement soon on raising the debt ceiling. this a starnlgts moodeddy's said its action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of a short-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered, it would throw the financial markets in to chaos and the cost of were rowing would go up for everything from mortgages to car loans. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned -- >> i think the worst outcome is that at some point, you know, we default on the debt and that would creates a i said before a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headeded in to wednesday's meet which go all sides have described as very tense. republican majority leader eric cantor quoted the president as saying, i have reached the point where i say enough. would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my li
for their artistic seven-year-old, and they say he has made big improvements in class. >> it takes a minute to figure out, and now they are doing it in a matter of seconds. >> they are looking to find new educational applications for other students, and they hope others will donate applications to help them. and use a larger for when you are dining out. a new study from the university of utah found that when customers were given a larger portions, they 8 less food overall. -- they ate less food. having a large forked -- fork provides a clue. doctors from john hopkins and cedars sinai says that the surgeons behavior in the operating room sets the tone for the surgery. those who scored higher in civility had your post operative death and complications. and some say they try to avoid difficult doctors, even if they have a question about medication orders. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast. >> well, it certainly feels tropical out there this afternoon. the dewpoint climbed into the 70's, and in there, there have been some thunderstorms. like i said at the top of the show, some reports of heavy rain
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
of the building. big puffs of smoke. there was a lot of coughing -- popping and there was a boom. >> [unintelligible] >> one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. no other injuries were reported another day of code red heat. perhaps others are getting used to it. whether it was a water taxi at the in a heartbeat -- inner harbor, or finding a shaded area, people were out. john cullins will join us later with word on when the heat wave may break. the topic of same-sex marriage is heating in maryland. gov. martin o'malley says he plans to make a marriage a legislative priority during the next general assembly. under the governor's plan, same- sex couples would have the same legal rights as their heterosexual counterparts. they will have equal protection under the law while experiencing religious freedom. that is not sitting well with certain clergy members. >> we're not opposing any personal or individual. my position is not to oppose. my position is to defend. and my position is to defend traditional marriage. >> the governor hopes to shape the maryland legislation similar t
american to orbit the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what get s threw, wha doesn't. and this scenario, a warning by the feds may be a nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could disrupt air ravel. pete williams is at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have talked about trying to find doctors to help them do it, and the u.s. is taking that talk seriously. it's renewed interest in an idea for evading airport security. american officials say recently intercep
the transition date. it was comfortable yesterday. tomorrow will be close to 100 to again. the big todd heap bank will move back into baltimore in about 24 hours. upper 70's and low 70's right now. there is no rain. it will thicken up as we head into this afternoon -- upper 60's and low 70's. high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. we will come back and talk about the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. a quiet start for your morning commute. the only thing we are tracking is the ongoing construction in ight street and st. conway street in advance of the grand prix. on to the west side, still running smoothly, 54. eight minutes on southbound 895 down to the tolls. five minutes on 95 down to the fort mchenry. so far so good. we will enjoy this quiet ride for now. this is the key bridge. an easy ride on the east side. the promised at the harbor tunnel or the fort mchenry. the bay bridge, no problems, a nice ride into the toll plaza at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> congress seems no closer to -- an agreement. >> the house is planning to
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
is coming and they have to solve the problem of the nation's debt limit, they have to go into some big ticket items like social security, medicare and taxes. it is progress with no guarantee but nothing else has worked so far. and we begin tonight at the white house with nbc's kristen welker. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: president obama emerged after talks with congressional leaders saying both sides are deadlocked but are determined to make a deal very soon. lawmakers will work through the weekend and meet with the president again on sunday. the president and congressional leaders come together to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling. if a deal isn't hammered out by august 2, the -- president obama called the meeting very constructive, but admitted hard work remains. >> i want to emphasize that nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to and the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues. >> reporter: administration officials say the president is pushing for a big deal, somewhere in the ballpark of $4 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade, nearl
shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before on anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may, the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind tim thi mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers, he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close, and opened fire. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was like not high sound, but silenced or something. like fireworks. >> reporter: as they fled through the
too common. too big for local police, too small, it seemed, for federal authorities, but when "dateline's" hidden cameras got involved we uncovered a multimillion-dollar conspiracy and prompted federal indictments against an international crime ring. a sophisticated scam that preys on people who say to themselves i'd never fall for that. they come from internet boiler rooms overseas. promising big money. >> $850,000. >> 1 million united states dollars. >> $1.7 million. >> but to get it, some people wind up paying a fortune. tonight our story starts in connecticut where many woman got one of those e-mails. we've agreed only the use her first name, charene. >> when i received the e-mail the man claimed to be based in nigeria. >> and before she realized it she was caught in a sophisticated scheme that stole her life savings but she felt so foolish she was reluctant to tell anyone. >> i was taking money out of my ira. >> how hard was it to go to police. >> i'm proud of her to come forward. i don't know if i would be able to come forward and face family
a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another maj
will talk about the forecast for the weekend and anything coming up next week. >> the weather is our big story. the rain came down fast and furious. >> residents are still dealing with damage from thursday's storms. sheldon dutes has more. >> the downpour of left much of frederick submerged. water levels were so high that intersections have to be shut down. the rain accumulated in this parking lot. all of this was on the heels of nasty weather thursday night. these businesses spent the day clearing away debris. >> everyone is cleaning up. i am trying to help the neighbors. >> five businesses had significant damages, including the manufacturers of this portable shed. several merchants reported flooding. >> once the water starts to back up, it is a constantly happening -- happens once a year, but this is probably the worst. >> a tarp covers the apartment building where wind ripped off rooftops. the red cross is helping displaced families. the storm system knocked down trees and made driving difficult. small businesses continue to assess the damage. >> the road is torn up. these will take w
the birds beat the blue jays. it was good to get some run support. derrek lee, a base hit. part of his big night. he later would hit a homerun. he drove in five runs. the big star was j.j. hardy. two home runs. this was the second one. he continues to play outstanding baseball. robert andino. another big night. nolan reimold scores. the orioles went 12-4. michael phelps will be on the "today" show. he will swim in shanghai. the london olympics swim one year from today. he finished second in the 200 freestyle. he had a swim trunks on. >> ok. >> i hope he did. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. some dangers news about water quality. >> arson and homicide investigators looking into a bizarre incident that left three people dead. >> parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. some have the option to decide which one. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony is back from vacation just- in-time for the cooler temperatures. bad timing underpart
company is too billing for him to know the details of -- too big to know the details of each business. >> "news of the world" say small percent of our company and i'm spread watching and appointing people in my trust. >> reporter: james defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm aware of that brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business but first he'll
a slight chance for a shower today. high temperature mere 91. we have some big-time heat in the forecast. we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. one problem we are tracking in woodbine. old frederick road, we have an accident location in the final clearing stages. in terms of problems elsewhere, we have ongoing construction in advance of the grand prix. watch for closures on light street and conway street. 58 on the north side. so far so good on the west side. 12 minutes on the west side. 11 minutes to go south on 95 down towards 32. we do have liberty road and you can see the west side is running smoothly at this time. light volume around the area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. we're expecting a vote today in washington on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> that vote will get us no closer to a compromise. >> budget officials found another $50 billion in savings. john boehner is putting his vote to a plan. >> it is time for him to pull the plug. you cut.let them see >> complaints the plan would add $7 trillion. house republicans would like t
about washington. we have to do this. we have to get to some sort of big deal. the fallback position a more modest position. $2.5 trillion over ten years. still real money, but something far less than this grander barga bargain that was being discussed that mike was referring to. they are pretty far apart here and this was a big setback. >> i hate to say winners and losers here because this deal isn't done, is the president going to win this round? >> we don't know yet because from the republican point of view, this effort to raise ta s taxes, raise revenues has just been a nonstarter. they have a tea party that is against that and a republican process under way where the dominant theme is against any kind of tax increases. be sure about one thing. the president wanted to come out here and get a big deal, so that he could say, look, i swept in at the end and i was the one that lead us to an agreement that really cut spending massively. he got re-election on his mind. that's definitely how he wants to position himself for that. >> again, august 2nd is the date. $14.3 trillion. a lot
. first, the heat continues to be the big story everyone is talking about. ava, my goodness. >> brutal is a good way to describe it. we were hoping the heat would break, but i think we have to wait another day for it. it is not going to be as hot as it was the past couple days. boy was it hot yesterday. we look at the temperatures, 102 at b.w.i. marshall. that tied the record back from 1991. the inner harbor got up to 103. yesterday was definitely one for the record books. quite a bit of areas actually reached up to that triple digit mark from texas to kansas city. many areas in the eastern coast as well. we're going to be close to that today. i don't think we'll reach the 100-degree mark. humidity up at 69%. we'll talk about how hot ss going to get today. that will all be coming up in my forecast. so stay tuned to those details. >> our big story is it one family's plea to your help to find the missing 7-month-old boy. >> here's sheldon dutes with the latest on the investigation. >> i'm hurt. that's my son. snb walked away with my son. what do you think i do? >> when whifney left her s
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore tha further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was like
hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about the woman who can really pack a punch. we're talking about wendy murdoc
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
in. 115 in huntsville. 107 in d.c. 103 here in new york city. here's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather inf
. how strong is the right wing here, how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people i would say is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single incidence rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect will be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. the suspect's lawyers said that the suspect is willing to appear in court here in oslo on monday, and explain why he did it. and the lawyers said that the suspect will say that what he did was, quote, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the plas where families hav
revenue, but drop rates. and there would have also been big changes to the entitlement programs, cuts to medicare, that kind of thing. very serious stuff. they say that they had to walk away and will try to come up with a deal with senate leaders this weekend. lester? >> all right, kelly, thanks. to david gregory, a moderator of "meet the press." david, you're watching all this play out. it looked this morning as if it was the president getting heat for perhaps working -- getting heat from democrats for perhaps working a deal that would put off the whole revenue question for now. so what happened here? >> well, you had days of drama and then an afternoon of drama as kelly's been reporting. this appeared to be on one track and then did derail. one republican aide described it to me as a fish or cut bait moment, they had to get something done by monday and it is simply not there. the politics are nasty and enflamed as you saw. but the big deal here is the u.s. economy on the brink, lester. there is already widespread fear throughout washington that america's debt rating could be downgra
, the united auto workers begin contract negotiations with detroit's big three automakers. chrysler, ford, and general motors. the first contract talks in four years, and the first since gm and chrysler emerged from bankruptcy. >>> housing highlights this week, economic data with june housing starts tuesday, and existing home sales on wednesday. >>> and finally, lady gaga is no longer the queen of facebook. rihanna is now the social network's top-ranking female celebrity with just above 40,800,000 likes. well, america's women fight bravely, but go down in flames in the world cup final against japan. for one brief and shining moment, it seemed like it was all theirs. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and well-advertised historic heat wave is under way as it spreads during this week. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports, after a handful of heart-stopping comebacks, the u.s. women's soccer team ran out of luck yesterday, just ahead of the world cup finish line. here
. the city of big spring is so desperate for water, it's building a plant to recycle its sewage. >> the quality of water that we're going to be producing from the production facility is essentially water that you could deliver to somebody's path. >> reporter: fresh or not, for now it's the only water in sight as the dry texas wind brings no rain. charles hadlock, nbc news, big spring, texas >>> in the horn of africa, refugees from somalia continue to flee the famine in that country today, pouring into unicef relief camps in ethiopia and kenya in search of food and shelter. president obama met this week with the presidents of four african nations calling for a greater international response. >>> when nbc nightly news continues, this saturday, was today a turning point for the american college student convicted of murder in italy? and later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecar
have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plan
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. murdoch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to giving ph
-old halle, a student politician. this boy's family called him a big bear, killed trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, whom people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he had never seen such internal destruction. survivors may be traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called police. and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old. mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother
on his caucus is put to test in standoff. feel like you're being tested? >> it is a test. this is a big step, trying to get control of our deficit and our debt and trying to do it by the august 2nd deadline. so it is a big test. >> some people who are friends of yours have said this isn't fair. your job is to run your party. but there is another party in there too. you have this tea party caucus that didn't come to washington with the same values. >> it is not the tea party caucus. most of the freshmen are frankly in pretty good shape. it would be more what i would describe as some hard-line conservatives who want more. i don't blame them. i want more too. but this was an agreement between the bipartisan senate leaders and myself. it is what's doable. and i think we can get there. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i've got a little rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried. >> never let them see you sweat. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person.
for the cities for recent college graduates. >> it is hereditary. 159.16. >> some big-name prescription drugs will be available as generic. find out how much money you can say. >> and the national cancer institute releases a study on teenagers and cell phone is. >> they have learned how to open coolers and the use their young to hustle taurus. details coming up. >> recent college graduates, he may want to listen. if you are looking for job opportunities, you may want to move out of seat. believe it or not, des moines, in what has the most it businesses ought -- of any city on the list. raleigh, north carolina came in second. new cities in the state of maryland made the cut. -- no cities in the state of maryland may be cut. >> more research about cell phones and brain cancer, this one specifically for teenagers. the study found no increased risk for cancer among teenagers who regularly use a cell phone. they found the study after comparing teenagers with brain cancer and comparing them to kids without the disease. they also could not find tumors in parts of the brain with more exposure to radi
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
through next year. >>> a once big brand name is no more. borders book store chain said today it will liquidate after failing to find a buyer. they're closing all 400 retail stores, all of borders nearly 11,000 employees will now lose their jobs. >>> and technology giant cisco systems announced it's eliminating 6,500 jobs, an efficiency move. that's in cisco's effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs to the company. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato troops to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new reeveryone is on head injuries, dementia and alzheimer's, and the group that researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>> they may have come up short in the end, but u.s. team is still "american idol"s. your sho. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm sayi
for everything we have seen here, the aggressive patdowns of kids and the elderly, the big bureaucracy they have become, common sense and how safe we really are given their $8 billion budget. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: with it's tactics already making it one of the most ridiculed government agencies, members of congress today interrupted and taunted a top tsa administrator, even arguing amtrak police dogs would do a better job of explosive detection than one of the airport's scanners. the tsa today acknowledged 25,000 security breaches since the agency was founded in the months after 9/11. but that's over 10 years after 450 airports, on average, 5 1/2 breaches per airport per year, everything from a misplaced bag to doors left open and passengers walking into secure areas, but also more serious scenarios, like the man who flew across country on an expired boarding pass. while the tsa conducts security reviews of every airport every year, it today said it only conducted joint reviews with the fbi at 17% of the nation's highest risk airports. >> we will not g
and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, anne, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: anne, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the independent an interview with cbs about social security checks. >> i cannot gua
in to the secrets of the famous and the ordinary. and it's getting bigger by the day, despite a trip by the big boss to london to do some damage control. nbc's stephanie gosk is covering for us tonight in london. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well the editors of the news of the royal world wrote in their edition that -- influence and power of one of the world's largest media companies. rupert murdock rushed to london hoping to mitigate the damage to his media empire, but it's looking more and more like there's little he can do. today new allegations reported in the british press and claims that one of the officers protecting the royals sold a list of the family's phone numbers to the news of the world. and a source close to prime minister gordon brown alleges the sunday times, another murdock paper illegally pursued brown --- >> there's an element to this that is personal. >> reporter: closing down the news of the world, firing all of its employees and apologizing was not enough to contain a scandal that's now affecting news corp's business. today deputy prime minister n
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